Gerdler probably think us gun loving Americans stroke our long rifles while we lie on our silk sheets every night.
I think only a minority do. I have no issues with that.
What I think is weird is that its portrayed by americans here that USA is one homogenous blob of like minded people at least in regards to gun rights and the government. I know for a fact it isn't. Or I have been lied to by several of the americans I have befriended both IRL and online.
I know my views on guns, the government, and many other issues align decently well with some americans. Even some Swedes seem to share my views.
And I came from a very leftist country, there's a reason why my family left that fluff show.
I have never voted left or center-left in my life in the parlimentary elections I've voted in. I guess thats on a standard left-right scale which is kinda outdated by now.
If we are still talking right-left scale theres crap on all parts of the scale and that goes for USA, Argentina and Sweden, as well as most other countries that had brushes with something resembling democracy.
Saying all the problems Argentina has faced can be explained only by a few administrations having been "leftist" is an oversimplification in the extreme. You could probably get further with the analysis that what has been Argentinas downfall has been political turmoil, authoritarianism and a heavy dose of nationalism(which lead to war etc). That said Im not saying your families personal troubles came from this, they might have been the direct result of even just one bad decision. But Argentina has not been untroubled by the right either.
Its a 3D problem which is problematic to explain in 1D, even tho the everything seems to be shoehorned into the left-right continuum these days.